Standing for public office has been a long term ambition of mine, which is also an honour and a privilege. Being part of the Equal Power Equal Voice programme has given me the platform I needed to take my interests and ambitions to the next level. These are interests I have had since I was 17 years old (I’m now 41!). I am someone who believes in equality, inclusive opportunities, and not leaving anyone behind. I believe in making a difference through all that I do.